CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified (ESC)

UPDATE: CEDIA has announced the new CIT Certification which will replace the ESC Certification as the starting place for professional certification. Registration for the beta test will open in late October with the testing window running for 3 weeks in November. Starting January 1, 2021, CEDIA will no longer offer the ESC certification. Click here to learn more about this transition and see your recommended pathway.

If you work in the residential electronics industry and want to broaden your knowledge this certification is for you. You don't have to be the technician or designer because the CEDIA ESC Certification was designed to enhance the general knowledge  of all home technology professionals regardless of their title.

Candidates may be students or career-changers entering the industry, or current professionals who want a credential that covers all aspects of the residential channel, and not just the work of technicians. The CEDIA ESC Certification serves as the foundation for higher level certifications and is recognized internationally.

Want to get started on your path to ESC certification? Use the following resources to help you prepare:

ESC Practice Test

The 40-question practice test provides examples of the types of questions on the exam. Upon completion the test taker will see the results and receive an emailed score report. The results page may also be printed.

Option 1: ESC Practice Test – Results aggregated by domain to simulate score report on actual exam
Option 2: ESC Practice Test – Results includes domain score and ability to review of each item showing the correct answer

Class Information

Electronic Systems Certified (ESC) Exam at a Testing Center (English)

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Computer-based exams are available year-round at testing centers around the world. Visit Kryterion Global Testing Solutions  to confirm a location near you.

Once you register for the exam (using the link below), you will receive an email from CEDIA within two business days with a voucher and link to the Webassessor portal to schedule your exam time and location. You have 90 days to take the exam from the date you register with CEDIA. If you have any questions please contact certification@cedia.org .

CEDIA Member Exam Fee: $150
Regular Exam Fee: $300

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By registering for this class you are agreeing to CEDIA Training Terms and Conditions


The Electronic Systems Certification (ESC) exam is 100 questions. A passing score of 70% is required to pass the exam and earn the ESC professional certification.The Electronic Systems Certification (ESC) is valid for five years.

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